DENIM ON DENIM by Jessica Stein tuulavintage.com
Jessica, Australian and passionate about travelling, reveals her denim side at the photo shoot that took place in July in Barcelona. We visited the former printing works, now converted into a restaurant, in Plaza Real, Restaurante Ocaña. Don’t miss it!
NAME: Jessica Stein
-We can see that you are passionate about travelling and by following you on Instagram, we also noticed you can’t stay still in one city. Which cities would you recommend?
I adore travelling and getting lost in new cities. I have many favourite places throughout the world for different reasons, but my personal favourite so far are Cinque Terre in Italy, Rio in Brazil and Ik Kil Cenote in Mexico.
-What’s the most versatile outfit for travelling?
Because I live in Australia and have to travel so much it often means very long flights. For maximum comfort I always wear a pair of my favourite skinny jeans, a matching baggy t-shirt or a knitwear garment, a jacket and some boots. I then carry a small over the shoulder bag for personal items needed on the flight, and a larger carry-on bag for my camera and laptop.
-In your suitcase, there’s always…
Small souvenirs from all over the world. Ranging from postcards written to myself about an experience while there, clothing and coins in many different currencies. I like finding souvenirs for myself and my family, not just for a quick tourist fix but of something with more meaning, like small pebbles and shells from beaches in Greece, France and Mexico etc.
-Why the name Tuula?
While travelling for the first time in Europe I heard that Tuula is a girl’s name that originates from the Finnish word for “Wind” (Tuuli). When I first started my blog this is the first name that came to mind as my blog is a reflection of how I ‘go with the wind’.
-You are Australian, how would you define the “Aussie” style?
The “Aussie” style is quite relaxed to complement our warm climate. Throughout Australia there are different styles depending on the culture and location; for example on the coast of Sydney you will find colourful cut-outs and prints, whereas in Melbourne locals have mastered layering garments in darker tones.
-Do you have any style icons?
I think I find more style inspiration from the streets while travelling rather than a single person. From the simplistic yet chic girls riding their motorbikes around Copenhagen, the flowing dresses along the romantic Riviera, the urban outfits of New York’s SoHo district, to the women selling traditional embroided clothing in Mexican markets.
– What kind of jeans suit you best?
I prefer wearing tight skinny jeans. Although I also love wearing baggy boyfriend jeans and turned-up straight leg jeans, I find that skinny jeans have always looked better on me because of my height.
-What are the perfect occasions for a “denim on denim” look?
There are numerous occasions to wear denim on denim. While travelling or running around during the day wear a denim shirt with half of the hem tucked in to the front of belted skinny denim jeans. Or for a night outfit wear a dark denim jacket over a lighter denim shirt, tucked in to a high-waisted leather skirt.
– Define your style.
I always find it hard to define my style as I am attracted to so many different elements and it is constantly evolving. I like simple pieces that complement or juxtapose each other, focusing on things like the cut, texture and colour.
-A tip for MANGO customers.
My tip for MANGO customers would be to invest in a large wardrobe stock featuring items such as tight jeans, a leather jacket, a crisp white shirt, ankle boots etc. You can always add more on-trend pieces throughout the different seasons.
-Your must-have garment this autumn (something denim).
My must-have item for this autumn would be a light-coloured denim jacket. Versatile to wear and easy to combine with any garment or any denim outfit or a boho dress.